I Love Retro Style, and These 9 Outfits Really Do It for Me

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Historically, the world of Instagram fashion has been divided into two camps: the beige-clad minimalists whose idea of a dream wardrobe is 100% The Row and the style extroverts who love a good print clash and live by the dictum "more is more." While this division still exists, in recent years, it feels like the boundaries have blurred, and, in part thanks to the revival of retro trends, there has been an increased interest in incorporating print and dramatic silhouettes into our day-to-day basics. The result is an eclectic mix of ensembles that manage to feel nostalgic, fresh and fun all at the same time.

As a self-confessed vintage-fashion obsessive, I have, of course, been very much on board with this new approach, and after a year of separation from all my most playful wardrobe pieces, I'm ready to go all out. I have been bookmarking outfits like crazy to get my creative juices flowing, and thankfully, there are plenty to choose from.

For the sake of variety, I've tried to include a few subtler options, such as @the_oluwaseun's denim jacket and flared trousers or @jen_wonders's '70s blue maxi dress and platform boots, alongside the more overt throwback looks. But you know I've also embraced plenty of paisley print, platforms and flower-power vibes. You're welcome. Scroll down to see and shop the 2021 retro-inspired outfits that are bringing joy to my feed this summer.

1. Printed Shorts Set + Platforms

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Emilio Pucci Oversized Printed Cotton and Silk-Blend Shirt (£565)

Emilio Pucci + Net Sustain Printed Cotton and Silk-Blend Shorts (£430)

ASOS Design Chunky Frame Bevel Sunglasses in Camel and Brown (£10)

2. Printed Co-Ord + Colour-Pop Mules

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House of Sunny All You Need Is Love Shirt (£79)

House of Sunny All You Need Is Love Pant (£85)

3. Belted Jacket + Flared Trousers

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& Other Stories Belted Button Up Wool Jacket (£135)

Vintage 80s Laurel Brown Wide-Leg Trousers (£65)

4. Floral Maxi Dress + Slip-On Shoes

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Vintage 1970s This Is Yours San Francisco Floral Dress (£50)

Chloé Ingrid Buckled-Strap Leather Clogs (£550)

5. Paisley-Print Separates + Retro Sunnies

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Gucci One-Sleeve Paisley-Print Cotton and Linen-Blend Canvas Top (£520)

Gucci Fringed Paisley-Print Cotton and Linen-Blend Canvas Flared Pants (£700)

6. Cutout Midi Dress + Platform Boots

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Rejina Pyo Maia Cutout Twisted Jersey Maxi Dress (£624)

Stella McCartney 115 Orange Faux Leather Platform Ankle Boots (£545)

7. Printed Tank Top + Flared Jeans

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Emilio Pucci Printed Halterneck Swimsuit (£340)

Vintage High Waisted High Rise Flare Denim Eldorado Jeans (£37)

8. Vintage Florals + Contrasting Heels

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La Doublej Damigella Peonia Rose-Print Silk Maxi Dress (£855)

Bottega Veneta Stretch Wraparound Leather and Mesh Pumps (£685)

9. Graphic-Print Dress + Strappy Heels

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Vintage Handmade Marimekko Fabric Dress (£109)

& Other Stories Strappy Leather Heeled Sandals (£85)

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